Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS vs Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
164 ms shutter lag
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

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Advantages of the Canon Rebel XS

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Screen size
Much larger screen
2.5" vs 1.8"
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Around 40% larger screen
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Color depth
Better color depth
22 bits vs 21.8 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
719 ISO vs 637 ISO
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The Rebel XS has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
230k dots vs 115k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
62.0 vs 60.0
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Almost the same
True resolution
Higher true resolution
10.1 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
10.9 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3 fps vs 2.8 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.50x vs 0.49x
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
502 g vs 540 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon Rebel XT

Size
Smaller
127×94×64 mm vs 126×98×65 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Slightly thinner
2.5" vs 2.6"
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Almost the same
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              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              Rebel XS126×98×65 mm
              Rebel XT127×94×64 mm
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              220 lenses
              Thickness Very thin Help
              Rebel XS2.6"
              Rebel XT2.5"
              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
              No movies
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              Rebel XS10.1 MP
              Rebel XT8 MP
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              Rebel XS2.5"
              Rebel XT1.8"
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              Rebel XS3 fps
              Rebel XT2.8 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Rebel XS230k dots
              Rebel XT115k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              Rebel XS10.9 EV
              Rebel XT10.8 EV
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              Rebel XS0.50x
              Rebel XT0.49x
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              Rebel XS62.0
              Rebel XT60.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              Rebel XS22 bits
              Rebel XT21.8 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              Rebel XS719 ISO
              Rebel XT637 ISO

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $332 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $845 body only

              $725 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Entry-level DSLR

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $274 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $485 - $649 body only

              $589 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS Competitors

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              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT Competitors

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